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Saturday, March 20, 1886


A sad suicide occurred at Old Shildon yesterday. For some considerable time past a young man named William Tarn, son of Mr Thomas Tarn, Cross Keys Inn, Old Shildon, has been ill at home. His long and painful illness appears to have thrown him into a desponding state, and yesterday about noon he put an end to his life by shooting himself in his father's house. Medical aid was secured, but the fatal act had been committed with such deliberation as to preclude the slightest hope of recovery. The deceased was about twenty-seven years of age, and a young man of some promise as an architect and surveyor. He was well known amongst local clubs as a smart cricketer.

© David Haworth
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